Toyota has recently joined hands with Suzuki to develop new cars, platforms, technologies and electric vehicles for India as well as global markets. The Toyota Glanza is the first product under the new umbrella. Apart from introducing re-badged models, Toyota is also planning to add more models to its existing line-up. The Japanese automaker is also working on the next-generation Toyota Innova, which is rumoured to be launched in 2021-22.
Previous media reports claim that the next-generation Toyota Innova won’t be offered with a diesel engine option. What’s more interesting is that the next Innova will come with a petrol hybrid fuel option. It is no secret that the Japanese brand is banking heavily on hybrids to drive sales in the Indian market. In fact, it is planning to launch the hybrid versions of the Yaris and the Corolla in India.
Toyota is looking ahead at the stricter fuel efficiency norms to be introduced in 2022. The petrol hybrid powered cars will be introduced to meet the new CAFE norms. Likely to be launched in 2021-22, the next Innova will continue to be offered with the petrol only engine option. This will be the same time when the new stricter CAFE norms and real world driving emission test will be introduced in our market. In order to meet the second phase of Cafe norms, Toyota is pushing for hybrid technology in India. Also See – Toyota Fortuner TRD SPORTIVO – 5 Features
Before introducing the next-gen model, Toyota will launch the facelift version of the Innova Crysta. The new model will receive subtle design changes and upgraded interior. The updated model could receive a new touchscreen infotainment system, which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will get BSVI compliant 2.4-litre diesel, 2.8-litre diesel and 2.7-litre petrol engines.